Slept on my back after Brazilian Butt lift. (photo)

The day I woke up from surgery I was laying flat on my butt. When I went to sleep the next two night after I was on my back as well because I was not informed I couldn't sleep on my back until I followed up in three day. How much damage have I caused? Have I killed all the work done?

Doctor Answers 5

BBL and sitting

Each surgeon has his/her own preference in terms of ideal positioning after BBL.  I have not seen any issue with laying on the back/buttock area.  Most people do so in a bed which has plenty of cushion and the patients weight is distributed along a larger surface area.  I suspect you are fine, but I would follow your plastic surgeons instructions.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Laying flat after BBL

Thanks for your question.  Hard to say how much or if any fat was damaged by laying flat on it.  I always tell my patients no pressure such as sitting on the fat grafted areas for 3 weeks after surgery. Just follow your surgeon's advice and get a touch up as needed.

Slept on my back after Brazilian Butt lift.

There is a lot of different opinions regards this matter.

Most of my patients get a BBL at the same time they get a tummy tuck and they have to lay on their backs during  recovery time , due to not being able to lay on their stomach or their sides for at least 10 days . I`ve never had a BBL disappear because of this . 

If your fat transfer is done properly, you should not have any problems with your results. 

Best wishes 

Katherine Feliz Camilo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

BBL and sleeping on backside

It is not ideal to sleep on your backside after a brazilian butt lift, but if done for  short period of time, it probably did not do any damage. If concerned, see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift - Sleeping on your back

It doesn't appear as though much damage was done as things look very good!  I don't know how consistent a patient can be in avoiding direct pressure when sleeping.  That being said, with all the Brazilian Buttlift patients in my practice, I have never restricted them in ways to sleep.  Check with your surgeon however in my practice I would tell you that things will be fine.  Best Wishes!!

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